In a remarkable achievement, Taylor Swift has surpassed all other female recording artists in history by securing the highest number of No. 1 albums, according to Billboard. The recent release of “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” has propelled her to this groundbreaking feat.

With its debut at the pinnacle of the Billboard charts, the album has become Swift’s 12th No. 1, surpassing the previous record held by Barbra Streisand. This milestone solidifies Swift’s status as the leading female artist in terms of chart-topping albums.

While several male performers such as Jay-Z and the Beatles have amassed over a dozen No. 1 albums, it’s important to note that Billboard’s ranking system has evolved over the years to include anthologies.

Notably, Swift, aged 33, has also achieved a rare distinction as the first living artist in almost six decades to have four albums simultaneously in the top 10. This remarkable feat includes the albums “Midnights,” “Lover,” and “Folklore.”

Billboard further reports that Swift is the first living artist to have 11 albums concurrently in the top 200. These extraordinary accomplishments come at a time when Swift is captivating fans with her highly anticipated “Eras” tour, where she showcases many of her greatest hits. The stadium concert series, comprising 106 dates, commenced in March and is on track to become the first billion-dollar tour in history.

Originally released in 2010, “Speak Now” holds a special significance for Swift. As part of her effort to regain control over her music rights, she has vowed to re-record her first six albums. Starting in November 2020, she embarked on this contractual journey, and her re-recordings of “Fearless” and “Red” have already been unveiled.

Last October, Swift achieved another unprecedented milestone by occupying all ten spots on the top US song chart simultaneously following the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights.” Her consistent dominance of the music industry is a testament to her unparalleled talent and enduring appeal. (Sourced online/ai/mnm)